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Best book events in NYC: Critics' picks

Brooklyn Poets Reading Series

  • Critics choice
  • Free

This free series, one of the city's finest, treats its guest poets like stars, playing walk-up songs as they enter from a spiral staircase; expect drinks, snacks and incomparable skyline

  1. Dumbo Sky 10 Jay St, at John St, No. 903, 11201
  2. Fri Sep 19
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